December 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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Two local doctors return to hospital

Two local physicians have returned to the Burke Medical Center staff after a year-long absence. Dr. Shelley Griffin and Dr. Frank Carter were both approved for consulting privileges Monday night by the existing medical staff. More...

Christmas wishes

Santa Claus and snow sledding were enough to wow youngsters at the annual Christmas on Liberty event last Friday night. More...

News

DOING IT BEST

Hometown hardware store offers rentals, thousands of products for local customers

Tis the season – to tackle all of those projects that still remain, unfinished, on this year’s list of resolutions. More...

Waynesboro officials consider property tax increase

For the first time in 20 years, a tax hike is on the horizon for Waynesboro property owners.  But it shouldn’t be as high as officials once predicted.  This time last year, they forecasted an increase from 11 mils to 12.75 to cover un More...

Waynesboro’s 2014 budget set at $8.5 million

No new utility hikes

Waynesboro residents could get higher tax bills but their water and garbage rates will stay put.  A public hearing last week, city council adopted an $8.5 million budget for 2014.  Itwillcovera3percentpay raise for city employees, as well a More...

Sports

Lady Bears start season 4-0

The Lady Bears are starting the season strong, going undefeated in their first four matchups.  More...

Bears sink Screven in season opener

The Bears tipped off baskeabll season with a 72-47 win over Screven County last Friday,  Burke County High School’s boys pulled off the big win after just a few practices with the full team. More...

Lady Spartans claim runner-up trophy

At Garden City Classic

The Lady Spartans gained a huge confidence boost on the court recently, after finishing second in an eight-team tournament.  More...

Church News

Church News

William Grove  William Grove Baptist Church will host its 2nd Annual Christmas Musical, 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. More...

People

Men Who Cook

WORST COOKING DISASTER More...

Salter, Hurst exchange vows

Miss Tara Megan Salter became the bride of Mr. John Christopher Hurst on October 12, 2013 at 4 o’clock in the afternoon at Botsford Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

Miss Owens to wed Mr. McGee

Monica Owens and DaShaun McGee would like to announce their upcoming wedding on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Monica is a graduate of Albany State University and is currently teaching Pre-K at Jesup Elementary School in Jesup, Ga. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

ATTENTION  While The True Citizen seeks to avoid any error, it shall not be liable for any error or omission in an advertisement except to refund the cost of the advertisement or to rerun the advertisement at the customer’s election. More...

Breaking News - 12/14/2013 8:12 AM

Christmas Parade Postponed - Free Access

Because of the rainy forecast for this afternoon, the annual Christmas parade in downtown Waynesboro has been postponed until 1 p.m., next Saturday, Dec. 21.  More...

BANK ROBBERIES Suspect named

The Waynesboro Police Department has released a photo of one man and a sketch of another, both of whom are wanted for questioning in connection with three recent bank robberies. More...

IT’S THE TIKI TACKY CHRISTMAS PARADE!

Dig out your Hawaiian shirt. It’s time for the Christmas parade. At 1 p.m. Saturday, the first-ever Tiki Tacky Christmas parade will roll through downtown Waynesboro. More...

Editorial

MORE THAN PLENTY

Don Lively

I got curious.  I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.  After all, millions of folks around the Blessed South and the nation think that the phenomenon is something not to be missed.  So, since I like to be semi informed on curren More...

LIVING AT THE SPEED OF SMALL TOWN LIFE

Jim Shumard

I have spent years living in Atlanta and Savannah where it can take 20 to 45 minutes to go anywhere. Heck, you could spend that much time simply thinking about or planning to go anywhere! More...

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 10, 2003  Qualifying to fill the vacant Burke County Commission seat formerly held by Herman Lodge was scheduled to begin. More...

For The Record

Jurors drawn for Superior Court

Jurors have been drawn for the October 2013 term of Superior Court criminal/civil session with Judge J. Wade Padgett presiding. Jurors are to report 9:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 16, to the Burke County Courthouse in Waynesboro.  More...

Burke County Jail Bookings December 2-8

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Obituaries

William C. “Bill” Joiner

Mr. William C. “Bill” Joiner of Sardis, Ga., age 58, died on Thursday December 5, 2013 at the Georgia Regents Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The Vidalia Ga. native was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. More...

Clarence Ray “Sonny” Swint

Clarence Ray “Sonny” Swint, 79 of Waynesboro passed away peacefully at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. He was a native of Richmond County and a U.S. Navy War Veteran.  More...

Reverend Marie D. Auvenshine

Reverend Marie D. Auvenshine, wife of David M. More...

School News

Students compete at state contest

Burke Co. 4-H Wildlife Judging

A group of Burke County 4- Hers recently traveled to Rock Eagle to compete in the State 4-H Wildlife Judging Contest. More...

CHILDREN OF THE WORLD IN CONCERT

The Children of the World International Children’s Choir will be performing at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.  More...

TOP SPELLERS NAMED AT BES

Sarah Ann Mallard, left, took first place in the Blakeney Elementary School Spelling Bee and Doris Cross finished second. More...